I made a video of me drilling into a dowel. I forgot what kind of wood it is but it’s some sort of hard oak. Reason I like this type of wood is because it’s very dense and hard. Had a reason to play with my drill press really. I fixed an existing Capstan with this drilled dowel. Works!

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